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Keyword - DNA-binding (KW-0238)

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Definition

Protein which binds to DNA, typically to pack or modify the DNA, or to regulate gene expression. Among those proteins that recognize specific DNA sequences, there are a number of characteristic conserved motifs believed to be essential for specificity. Many DNA-binding domains are described in PROSITE.

Category

Molecular function

GOi

DNA binding [ GO:0003677 ]

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Molecular functionDNA-binding

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